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Putting Point Clouds to Work: Then, Now, & Later

Putting Point Clouds to Work: Then, Now, & Later | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it

3D laser scanning technology may still seem like science fiction to many, but it is increasingly becoming a standard tool relied upon by a number of diverse trades and professions from construction to archaeology. Laser scanning, now under the umbrella term, “Reality Capture,” as it has come to be known, continues to find new applications for those needing detailed as-built data. Simply put, Reality Capture is the digital documentation of a 3D environment. This can be accomplished though laser scanning or by photogrammetry. Both methods are able to capture most existing site elements within view. The result is a full-color, 3D point cloud. Laser scanners may sound like highly specialized and expensive equipment—they are. However, as the price of scanners continues to drop and photogrammetry software continues to improve, we can expect reality capture technology to become a commonplace tool used by an even wider array of trades and industries...


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Jed Fisher's insight:

Excellent article about "reality capture" (aka point clouds) for AEC/BIM/Buildings. It's more and more relevant and needed to compare "as built" to planned/virtual.

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Google's BIM-busting App for Design and Construction

Google's BIM-busting App for Design and Construction | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it

Remember the “Google[x] to revolutionize the construction industry” headlines from this time last year?

Google technology could halve construction costs

Google’s secret development unit has developed a technology that could earn the company $120 billion a year, and,

Is Google planning a BIM-busting app for construction?

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Google’s secret is secret no more...

Jed Fisher's insight:

I'm glad to finally see what this was all about. I have to say while I'm pleased people are seeing the need and the opportunity in this space I'm disappointed with what i see so far with Flux. Their CEO has awesome energy but i can't help but feel they are going into a space they know little about. 

The comment by Mike Bordenaro is spot on - companies like Onuma and Kimon Onuma have been talking about this for years, not only this - they've been doing something about it and have a great BIM/Facility-Planning&Management platform which is available now and increasingly used by many. Worth taking a look at or watching Kimon on TED.

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Breaking News - Frank Gehry's AEC Software Company Acquired by Trimble

Breaking News - Frank Gehry's AEC Software Company Acquired by Trimble | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
The merger will help streamline communication across the construction process, according to the companies.
Jed Fisher's insight:

Breaking News!
Wow - smart move by AEC company Trimble - and a good move IMHO by Gehry Technologies; I see this making a lot of sense for both companies. I also get to say "i called it" on this one (albeit 2 years ago and did think that Dassault was the more likely buyer).

Gehry has been doing a lot of good things with their own developments (Digital Project & cloud based GTeam) and their own acquisitions (like BIMshare). Trimble meanwhile has also been on a little bit of a rampage with some excellent acquisitions such as Sketchup (from Google). 

Interestingly both Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes have invested heavily with Gehry over the years.

The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) and BIM space is still very exciting; Autodesk, Nemetschek (esp. bim+), Bentley, and Trimble all doing some very interesting things. Of all these groups Trimble comes the most from the C/Construction space but now with it's purchases it's getting a very strong offering also in the A/Architecture.

Gehry Technology primarily sells their products through it's world-class building development consulting services. They a well known for building complex signature designs from architects like their founder Frank Gehry. 

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Regular Pilots Can Now Have Superhuman Augmented Reality Fighter Pilot Vision

Regular Pilots Can Now Have Superhuman Augmented Reality Fighter Pilot Vision | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
Military pilots wear expensive displays that show them relevant flight data as they scan the skies. Now a startup is bringing the tech to the masses.
Jed Fisher's insight:

Great to see AR getting more real use cases.

AR glasses open up many useful workflows for pilots, also BIM and Building professionals, manufacturing, simulations, and training.

Together with 3D shape detection it's possible to have a very rich markerless AR experience.

Exciting things ahead!

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The Commercial Worth of BIM in Construction Sector

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is considered to be future of the construction industry. It is through this process that you can apply 3D, 4D and even 5D…


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Good market data.

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BIM penetration accelerating in world markets

BIM penetration accelerating in world markets | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has achieved incredible penetration in the vertical construction market in North America and in several Northern European and Asian countries.

 

 

A recent 2014 McGraw Hill Construction report analyzes survey data collected from construction companies that use BiM.  The survey was conducted in nine of the world’s important construction markets.  The data and analysis in this report are based on an online survey conducted with 727 contractors in ten countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US).


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Jed Fisher's insight:

Good BIM information, also AEC CAD information.

Some nice infographics also at:

http://www.thenbs.com/images/bim/NBS-National-BIM-Report-2014_infographic.png

And full report at:

http://www.thenbs.com/topics/BIM/articles/nbs-national-bim-report-2014.asp

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Of all my scoops this is one of the most game changing technologies ever. Fan-freaking-tastic! Must read.

Of all my scoops this is one of the most game changing technologies ever. Fan-freaking-tastic! Must read. | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it

What is it?

Our current prototype is a 5” phone containing customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. These sensors allow the phone to make over a quarter million 3D measurements every second, updating its position and orientation in real-time, combining that data into a single 3D model of the space around you.

It runs Android and includes development APIs to provide position, orientation, and depth data to standard Android applications written in Java, C/C++, as well as the Unity Game Engine. These early prototypes, algorithms, and APIs are still in active development. So, these experimental devices are intended only for the adventurous and are not a final shipping product.

Jed Fisher's insight:

The future of mobile media is indeed 3D!

I've already applied for one of these for 4D Pipeline. Would be great to have (and for many of our customers).

Having a Kinect in your phone is a powerful thing. Having Google behind this is fantastic. 

* To me this would be the single biggest advancement for the mobile phone since adding a camera to it. The usefulness of what this will enable are almost limitless.*

Not only can we do things like 3D scanning but we can also do things like 3d facial and identity detection and gesture detection (see someone waving at us). 

3D photos is a mind blowing idea - capturing a photo (or video) with Z-depth. Imagine - in the future when we take selfies we will have "3D" depth to the photo!

When it comes to Augmented Reality it is a complete game changer. For the first time we can truly scan/detect/match 3D objects. This is massive. GOODBYE QR codes! Hello 3D object search.

For AEC and BIM industries this is huge as it can allow people to match for example “as built” (real life) to the plan, see similarities and differences. Even better - it can give you a precise location on your (3D) map based upon your 3D map data.

The future is unreal!

PS if you are as interested in this as i am you will also like these

http://sco.lt/8lSZKDandhttp://sco.lt/6iIH3J 

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Carlos Garcia Pando's comment, March 12, 5:43 AM
Yes Jed, looks great. My concern is the accuracy of the inertial and positioning sensors to mash up all data into something that is not a thick puree instead of a noiseless realistic surface. But undoubtedly this is a great start. The future is virtual.
Jed Fisher's comment, March 12, 5:55 AM
The future is virtual - this is an even better quote than the future is 3D :) Yes fair point Carlos - check out the matterport results though - incredibly impressive.
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2014 The year the construction industry will discover PLM ?

2014 The year the construction industry will discover PLM ? | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
This year I had several discussions with persons working for construction companies. They shared their BIM dreams and tried to explain them the PLM benefits and basics as they are much alike. The c...

Via IGE+XAO
Jed Fisher's insight:

 After many years of working with both Manufacturing/PLM and AEC/BIM companies, and the software OEMs in these spaces I feel like i know these spaces incredibly well along with their similarities and differences. 

Jos Voskuil lays out a good overview of both PLM and BIM, good summary!

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3 Ways Advanced Tech is Transforming Real Estate Marketing

It used to be that if you wanted to sell condos or a large commercial project, you designed a model unit with the best views, on the highest floor, decked out…
Jed Fisher's insight:

Great example by the CTO of Neoscape on how 3D and related technologies are impacting the real-estate market.

This is an area we (4D Pipeline) find ourselves helping with regularly - very interesting space.

PS Rodrigo Lopez spoke at last years NVIDIA CPU Technology Conference event - awesome event which you'll hear more about shortly

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IDEAbuilder's comment, January 29, 6:23 PM
And we will open up membership in the Digital Fabrication Network in February - http://dfabnet.org/
IDEAbuilder's comment, January 29, 6:23 PM
And present on all of this at the Nvidia GPU Conference in March
Jed Fisher's comment, January 30, 4:47 AM
Hi Greg - Looking forward to the AECHackathon ! Looks great!
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Researchers create a more accurate alternative to Wi-Fi for tracking people through walls

Researchers create a more accurate alternative to Wi-Fi for tracking people through walls | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
WiTrack could be used for new kinds of gaming or to trigger help for the elderly when they fall. It is an update to earlier work released by MIT in June.
Jed Fisher's insight:

Happy New Year catchup - Impressive research, again great for AEC/BIM/GIS/FM.

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Augmented Reality Is Almost Everywhere

Augmented Reality Is Almost Everywhere | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
There is less difference between our work and home devices, our tablets and our mobile phones. They are not meant for "work" or for the "home." We just use..

Via Mohir
Jed Fisher's insight:

Good end of year overview to where AR is going particular with BIM and AEC/field work. 

I'm glad to see people increasing referring to AR not as a technology but instead by it's usecase - for example, helping with in field repair/assembly support.

PS I love the structural sensor (see my previous blog post).

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"The future of augmented reality is tied to devices like the iPad. But that’s just the foundation for a next generation of apps. These apps will leverage endless stores of data that will take the form of physical objects and provide people with expert knowledge that will be immediately available. This will allow us to see the world in whole new ways and forever transform how we live and work."

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Nemetschek acquires (MEP solution provider) DDS

Jed Fisher's insight:

Safe but good acquistion by Nemetschek. Makes sense for them. Data Design Systems DDS is well used in Europe especially. This acquistion will add to their growing BIM solutions.

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Jed Fisher's comment, November 15, 2013 11:48 AM
LATISTA also acquired now by Textura® Corporation, the leading provider of innovative collaboration solutions for the construction industry. Learn more here http://hub.am/17vOuxN
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BIM becomes virtual design and construction (VDC)

BIM becomes virtual design and construction (VDC) | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
For many of us who have participated in the rapid growth of BIM, It is tempting to see it as just one more technology development in the project delivery process, but its real impact is quickly accelerating beyond that.
Jed Fisher's insight:

The world doesnt need another algorithm :)

But it's a very good article and inline with many of my previous posts. It's time for BIM to get useful to downstream to contractors and owners (and even occupants!). 

Contractors have grasped the power of BIM, they look at BIM models and immediately understand how they could be used for virtual design/contruction tasks.

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Hungry hungry Autodesk - a brief history of recent acquisitions

Hungry hungry Autodesk - a brief history of recent acquisitions | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it

Autodesk has been on an Acquisition spree for some time now buying targets that helps it with rendering, AEC, interactivity, printing, customers.

Realizing that wikipedia was out of date on this i thought i'd summarize some of the most recent purchases (and then contribute back to wikipedia).

Here are some of the main ones which received my interest, not counting investments (even more) <my comments inline>:

  • On July 21, 2010, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Illuminate Labs, the maker of Beast (a global illumination middleware) and Turtle (a global illumination plugin for Maya) used for video game development. <JF: Rendering play>
  • On July 19, 2011, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Pixlr, online photo editing and sharing service. <JF: Social/Photos/Consumer play>
  • On August 1, 2011, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Instructables, a website and platform where users can share their ideas and collaborate with a variety of do-it-yourself projects. <JF: From this they gained tens of millions of visitors (proconsumers and hobbyist, also known as Makers) for their 3D 123D business>. <JF: Social/CustomerLeads play>
  • On August 25, 2011, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Numenus, which optimizes CAD and construction processes by using NURBS technology.<JF: this was also rendering technology, i thought at the time it would be used for their cloud rendering, from what i can gather the product has been largely been shelved but I've heard (may or may not be true) that some of the NURBS IP is being used in VRED and Alais now> <JF: Rendering play>
  • On December 16, 2011, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Horizontal Systems, a provider of cloud-based BIM (Building Information Modeling) collaboration solutions for the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry. <JF: AEC play>
  • On October 4, 2012, Autodesk announced the acquisition of Qontext, Inc., an enterprise social collaboration platform to accelerate Autodesk’s ongoing move to the cloud and expansion of social capabilities in the Autodesk 360 cloud-based service. <JF: Social play>
  • On May 18, 2013, TinkerCAD announced it had been bought by Autodesk.TinkerCAD is a browser-based 3D solid modelling tool for rapid prototyping known for its simple interface and entry-level ease of use.<JF: Social/Proconsumer/Cloud3D/Maker play>
  • On February 6, 2014, Autodesk completed the acquisition of Delcam, a UK based supplier of advanced CAD/CAM software for the manufacturing industry, for approximately $286 million, using non-U.S.-based cash. <JF: MAJOR CAM play>
     

<Additional:


  • On August 28, 2012, Inforbix was Acquired by Autodesk (run by well known and respected Oleg Shilovitsky) < PLM/search play>
     
  • On Jan 9, 2013, Autodesk acquires PI-VR. Specialist in real time visualisation software and the VRED products. <Important manufacturing/Auto/rendering play>
     
  • On June 9, 2014, Autodesk Acquires Bitsquid to help drive creation of 3D Game Engine For Game Developers, Architects, Engineers and Designers. <Games/AEC play>

  • On June 25, 2014, Autodesk announced they would acquire Shotgun Software, Creator of Cloud-Based Production Management Platform for Film, Television and Games Industries <Games/Cloud play>

  • On June 27, 2014, Autodesk Acquires David Benjamin’s Architectural Design Studio, The Living The software company and New York based practice. Will collaborate on researching new building typologies and materials as an Autodesk Studio. <AEC play>

  • On June 27, 2014, Autodesk  Acquires Vela Systems, Aims To Bring Construction Management Systems To Tablets <(smart) AEC/Construction play>

  • On Nov 5, 2014, Autodesk buys Lagoa $60 Million  <Rendering/Manufacturing/Cloud play>


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Pretty incredible, this isnt even looking at the older ones, going right back to Discreet (3dsmax), Maya, Softimage/XSI, etc.

It's hard to even keep up. I’m sure I’ve missed a few - please do let me know if i have.


Jed Fisher's insight:

I've written the above article to be factual. How do I personally feel about this ill address here.

Acquiring lots of companies is not necessarily a formula for success. Unfortunately I find Autodesk seems to acquire and shelf/retire many of their acquisitions or just let them "sit". As a consumer of products this hurts to see. Remember when we used to have so much competition with 3dsmax vs Maya vs XSI, now - it's all a much of a muchness. I've also heard first hand a lot of anger from customers for the "lock in" effect but on the other hand prices have come down.

It's obvious that Autodesk is betting heavily on it's 360 platform and merging a lot of technologies into this, especially for AEC which seems to be a consistent focus along with entertainment/games/film.

Curious to hear your comments.

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Jed Fisher's comment, November 28, 4:36 AM
Also Mudbox!
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Nemetschek Acquires Bluebeam Software

Nemetschek Acquires Bluebeam Software | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it

Nemetschek® AG announced it is acquiring Bluebeam® Software, Inc., the leading developer of PDF-based collaboration solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, for a $100 million purchase price.

Jed Fisher's insight:

Nice move by Nemetschek. I've only met some of Bluebeam team a couple of times but was really impressed with their traction (from memory they've more than half a million customers/users of their PDF markup software). Probably a match for both companies.

I'm guess most of Bluebeam's customers are in the US - which helps the Nemetschek family expand here, and vice versa, Nemetschek helps Bluebeam reach Europe. 

The AEC software space - never a dull day! 

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Bublcam's 360 Degree Spherical Camera - YouTube

Bublcam's CEO Sean Ramsay stopped by the office to show off the current version of the device, available for preorder for $579. The camera’s price makes it m...
Jed Fisher's insight:

Slightly off-topic but I love this camera :-) 

360 live video and photos.

This may seem slightly off-topic for my blog but i'm scooping it for two reasons 

1) i love it!

2) what a great way to capture 360 video for a VR Oculus. As their CEO says, imagine being a 360 concert being able to look anywhere and see all around you as if you were there.

There are also other great uses for industries like realestate and insurance. However at the end of the day - for ~$500 i can see consumers even buying it "just for fun". 

I love living in the future! 

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Metaio gives virtual reality legs, but it's not the best fit for Oculus Rift or Google Glass

Metaio gives virtual reality legs, but it's not the best fit for Oculus Rift or Google Glass | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
The future of virtual reality is not bound to a chair, so Metaio is encouraging folks to take a stroll. The augmented-reality firm will today unveil its "6D Augmented Reality Holodeck" tech, which ...
Jed Fisher's insight:

Click the link to see the video.

We've (4D Pipeline) found this to be a great fit for walking around an "work in progress" building build. Use AR to see the finished building.

Another way we've used this when doing car interiors, let the user have  a VR experience to what it's like inside the car.

Great to see the technology always improving.

Contact me to hear how 4D Pipeline can help your next App/product.

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CL3VER: Cloud based editor to create 3D presentations for Architects

THE PROBLEM
To sell projects effectively, it is key for architects to communicate and adapt concepts and designs efficiently. 2D plans, images and videos leave space for misunderstandings which delays the decision process, This is frustrating for both you and your client since both of you want to start building as soon as possible!

THE SOLUTION
At CL3VER we have developed the first professional cloud based platform to enable clients to see their building from different angles, inside or outside, see and compare alternative designs and get your project approved in a shorter time.
With CL3VER you can create interactive 3D presentations of your buildings without install anything in your computer, because you already have what you need: an internet browser.


Via oscar lopez
Jed Fisher's insight:

Impressed with CL3VER's evolution, at one point they had were "just another webgl viewer" but they have refined their feature set and functionality and targeted primarily Architects for effective communications. They've also streamlined their product. And have teamed up with companies such as bim+

 

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Matterport: 3D Models of Real Interior Spaces

Matterport: 3D Models of Real Interior Spaces | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it

We're excited about Google's Project Tango announcement today of a smartphone with a built-in 3D sensor. We're especially excited because we've been developing on a Tango demo unit for the last month and can now finally talk about what we've built publicly! We believe that the future of 3D scanning is mobile. As 3D sensors start showing up in phones and tablets, Matterport's software will be an app enabling millions of people to capture, share, and interact with the world around them in 3D. We have been working to optimize Matterport's software stack for Tango, and already have some early results to show.

Jed Fisher's insight:

I’m not a jealous guy but today I am ;-)

Hats off to Matterport. Really blown away to see the first results of Tango. 

I really like that the Matterport have not just gone gimmicky or gamey, they've focused on real world useful problems to solve, recommending their technology for Insurance, Construction Management, Hospitality, Retail, and Real Estate, ... 

I can't wait to get my hands on Tango - ready to knock people off their seats!

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bim+ Explorer - BIM on the go.

This is a demo video for the  bim+ Explorer app available on the iOS app store. http://www.bimplus.net

Jed Fisher's insight:

Nice to see continual traction of bim+.

If you are in the AEC space I highly recommend checking out the bim+ Explorer iOS App (to view, explore, annotate and present your 3D building).

It's a beautiful alternative to the heavy functionality of Autodesk 360 Glue. 

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Digital Manufacturing Summit | NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference - March 24-27, San Jose, CA, USA

Digital Manufacturing Summit | NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference - March 24-27, San Jose, CA, USA | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it

Bringing Together Experts in Design and Engineering. 

GTC will host a multi-day Digital Manufacturing Summit with in-depth exploration of how NVIDIA's GPUs are driving innovation across automotive, aerospace, apparel, architectural-engineering-construction and consumer products. 

Jed Fisher's insight:

Once again my favorite conference of the year is coming up!

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference or GTC for short. It's a great event, keynoted by NVIDIA's CEO Jen Hsun Huang and packed full of goodies for hardcore developers and graphics professionals.

For the last two years there has been an focus on Manufacturing/Architecture with special tracks- this year it is the Digital Manufacturing Summit. 

And here we really have some absolute gems speaking, to name just a few: 

 

S4658 - Rethinking the Skateboard Shoe by Safir Bellali ( Director, Design Innovation, Vans, a VF Company )

 

S4935 - Digital Workflow In Automotive Design by Tyler Blake ( Design Manager, Ford Motor Company )S4905 - The New Acura NSX, Making Dreams Reality by Pete Petersen ( Manager of Digital Modeling and Visualization , Honda R&D ), Joseph Catalano ( CG Designer, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. ), and Mari Takashima ( Principal System Engineer, Honda R&D )

 

S4689 - Increase Traffic and Revenues: Lightworks Iray + Photorealistic Interactive 3D-Online, In-Store POS Digital Configurators by Dave Coldron ( Product Director, Lightwork Design Ltd.)

 

S4634 - What Makes Design and Styling Critical to a Brand by David Hilton (former Chief of Exterior Design of Bentley Motors).

 

S4643 - Looking Back into the Future by Daniel Simon (pictured).

 

S4677 - Immersive Design and Robotic Fabrication in the Trillion Dollar U.S. Construction Industry by Greg Howes ( CEO, IDEAbuilder )

 

S4216 - Beyond 4k: Video Walls and Interactive Displays at High Resolutions using Multi-Machine Clusters by Erik Beaumont (CEO, Ventuz)

 

S4669 - Supercharging Engineering Simulations at Mercury Marine with NVIDIA GPUs by Arden Anderson ( Technical Specialist - Computational Analysis, Mercury Marine )

 

S4642 - Large Scale Visualization at Boeing - by Christopher Senesac ( Senior Process Architect, Boeing )

S4678 - NVIDIA Driven Image Generation in Immersive Fast-Jet Simulators by William Paone ( Technical Lead Engineer: Image Generator Product Development , Boeing ) 

S4622 - Virtual Automotive: Projection Mapped Graphics for Automotive Design by Christie Digital

 

S4688 - Photo-Realistic Real-Time Digital Mock-Up Design Review in a Five-Sided 4Kx4K Immersive Room by Andras Kemeny ( General Manager, Center for Virtual Reality and Immersive Simulation, Renault, Renault )

 

S4663 - Creative Artistry Driven by GPU Technology: A Look Inside Armstrong White by John Willette ( Director of Computer Generated Imagery and Partner, Armstrong White )

 

Also more great talks by Gulfstream, Technicon, Applied Material, and many more soon to be announced!

 

(Disclosure: 4D Pipeline is contracted by NVIDIA to help with the organization of this Summit).

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Awesome show! Thank you to all the speakers. More followups soon!
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5 Augmented Reality Startups to Watch This Year

5 Augmented Reality Startups to Watch This Year | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
As we face the new calendar year with improved exercise routines and diets, here are five innovative young startups to watch in the headlines.

Via Mohir
Jed Fisher's insight:

As often discussed, to be successful in any tech (especially something like AR) one needs to focus on great use cases. This is a nice summary of some of the new players in this space who are doing exactly this.

BTW - 4D Pipeline plug - we've worked on multiple AR projects helping our customers be successful with products by improving the experience in sales, product configurators, design reviews, product experiences,  architecture walkthroughs and visualizations, assembly instructions, and more - if you'd like and hand with your #innovation, #AR, or just #doingmore let me know - we've a an awesome team of agile product designs and developers to let you turn idea into reality.

jed (at) 4dpipeline.com

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Apple's iBeacon Technology Brings New Possibilities for Location-Based Gaming AND ...

Apple's iBeacon Technology Brings New Possibilities for Location-Based Gaming AND ... | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
Apple's iBeacons have a lot of potential for inclusion in location-based games, according to The Tap Lab CEO Dave Bisceglia, who spoke to Re/code...
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And AEC, GIS, BIM, FM, Products, and more.

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Bentley Systems Embraces the Cloud

Bentley Systems Embraces the Cloud | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Via Eduardo Cortés Yuste, Ray Howard
Jed Fisher's insight:

It's Autodesk University Week! #AU2013 the big gather in Vegas to talk shop and have a little fun!

So to celebrate let's talk about Bentley Systems instead :-)

 

1.5 years many companies were saying “cloud’s not going to happen” and talking about a mobile product 5+ years away. No more excuses for this thinking. Cloud and mobile are here and increasingly changing the game.

Bentley, and other big players like Autodesk, Dassault, and Nemetschek is now realizing it needs to start embracing the cloud, mobile, and Apps. Big old clunky desktop products are thankfully dying a slow death. 

They are discovering that Cloud and Mobile are not just buzzwords, they open up new business opportunities and improved customer workflows. Now, with their cloud/app future, they can better tap into SaaS, downstream Owners, uber “bim” models (Bentley’s ones are call i-models), cloud based simulation, bim access, Augmented Reality use for building information, reaching construction i.e. Apps for the field, and the easier to use user experiences.

Will be interesting to watch Bentley Systems progress over the coming months.

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Ray Howard's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:00 AM
Bentley is taking a measured approach to cloud services, allowing its users to set their own pace as they embrace data mobility, simulation and flexible licensing
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Augmented reality goes mainstream: 12 applications for design and construction firms

Augmented reality goes mainstream: 12 applications for design and construction firms | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Mobile, 3D, AR, VR, and CAD. | Scoop.it
Thanks to inexpensive mobile devices and increasingly advanced software apps, Building Teams are finally able to bring their BIM models to life on the job site.
Jed Fisher's insight:

So many people are rightfully skeptical for Augmented Reality. It's often a technology searching for a use case.

In BIM/AEC there are many use cases that AR is perfect for. Seeing what's behind a wall, x-ray vision, comparing design with "as built", seeing scheduling or what part of the building is in use.

Expect to see some of the most useful AR being in the building sector (and downstream). 

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